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March 2002 



Pitt cheerleaders and dance team rock the Fitzerald Fieldhouse

Panthers celebrate Big East West Championship at the Fieldhouse

Controversy arises for SGB, Delta Tau Delta, and Rainbow Alliance

Students participated in different activities near the cafeterias

Bread for the world promotes hunger awareness

Habitat for humanity fundraises with creativity


Editorial: SGB's board appointment raises questions

Letters to the Editor:

The sinfulness of homosexuality is up for debate!

Principles of oppression hurt society

Israel: Whose land is it anyway?

"Mi casa es su casa": My home is your home

One man's sorrow should not be another's joy.

Bensylvania by Ben Goldblatt

Play the NCAA Tournament contest to win money


Review of Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand

Hip-hopper KRS-One once again comes to Pitt


Pitt finishes at the Fieldhouse with firepower

Knight and Howland receive Big East honors


Jubilee Afrikana rocks the Hilton Hotel in Downtown

Only the right antidote can protect your life

There is evidence to support Christ's resurrection

Mannafest conference helps rock the Holiday Inn in Ohio

Some of God's Children choir rocks the William Pitt Union


Gospel revealed through semantics and word play

In remembrance of 'Good Friday', the top 25 student responses to 'Loving the world God...'

God's love is alphabetically revealed in random languages

Students reflect on the cross through poetry


 Students participated in different activities near the cafeterias

Students from Habitat for Humanity fundraise by selling homemade hats and scarfs near Schenley Cafe in the William Pitt Union

Students in Solidarity offer free fair trade coffee next to the Starbucks Coffee in the Cathedral of Learning during the afternoon hours. They tell university administrators in dialogue with them that they have permission to be there.

Ryan Lacey, manager of C-side Marketplace looks on as a student decorates her cupcake during Valentine's Day dinner at the Towers

A Student in Solidarity member interrupts customers as they are about to enter the Cathedral Cafe to give them a brochure and have them sign a Living Wage petition without asking permission from the Cafe's management if he could be at the premises soliciting.

Photos by Ramesh C. Reddy


Bread for the World promotes hunger awareness

 Ashley Kaufman

Pittsburgh Standard

 Have you ever played the alphabet game with the food in your waste can? Neither had I until I spent an afternoon in the C-side/Eddies dish room, scraping the wasted food from the students’ plates into the garbage. While reminiscent of my summer job, this experience was indeed unique. I was participating in the Food Waste Survey taken by our campus chapter of Bread for the World (BFW).

Thankful for an apron and rubber gloves, I gradually eased unto my task. As Sodexho employees wheeled the familiar carts full of cluttered trays into the room, fellow BFW members and I went to work collecting all the edible leftover food in trashcans.

Then our efforts went toward helping to ready the dishes for the commercial dishwasher that meant sending all the paper and liquid remains down a pressurized stream of water where it was churned into a shredded mass of conserved volume.

Amidst the moist air scented by dirty dishes and food scraps, the purpose of the project came alive for me. In the end, in approximately 3 hours, we collected  229 pounds  of food waste. This number standing alone does not provide enough perspective, but in clearing off the plates it became much more for me. The full platters of food that slid into the garbage represented our luxury to take food lightly.

 In fact, taking issue with food waste represents how fortunate we are with our overabundance of food. However, the reality of hunger somberly counters our excess both in this community and around the world.

In dealing with this harsh reality I am glad to identify with Bread for the World, an organization that strives to end hunger through awareness, education and lobbying. More personally though, I seek to view food more as a gift and less as a certainity in the hopes of reducing my own careless waste of a precious commodity. I invite you to join me in my endeavor. We would love you to join us at the Bread for the World Banquet scheduled for April 01, 2002.  

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Habitat for Humanity fundraises with creativity

Martha Duman

Pittsburgh Standard

 Habitat for Humanity sold homemade hats, scarves, and other items to support our  spring break trips in February at the Schenley Cafe. All the items were made by students and ranged in price from $5.00 -$12.00.

Students from the University of Pittsburgh’s Habitat chapter went on one of two trips through Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit organization dedicated to illuminating substandard housing.

The trips this year were to Robbins, Tennessee and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where students helped volunteer their talents to help build houses.

 We meet on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m in Posvar Hall, 1p56 and we can be contacted at habitat@pitt.edu

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